|Name||Formula E Moscow ePrix|
|Location||Kremlin, Moscow, Russia|
|First Race||6th June 2015|
|Sébastien Buemi||Jean-Éric Vergne||Nelson Piquet Jr.|
Moscow was founded well before 1147, with that the year the earliest in which the city is definitively referenced. The city was subesquently burned to the ground by the Mongols in 1237-8 (after the construction of a defensive wall known as the 'Kremlin'), a fate that the city would face numerous times in its history. The city itself served as Russia's capital, on and off, from the reign of Ivan III after the overthrow of the Mongols.
Sporting wise, Moscow's most infamous incident was its hosting of the 1980 Summer Olympics, which remains one of the biggest events hosted in the city. The city will also host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with many football clubs located inside the city boundaries. The FIA also sought to include Russia in the calendar after the inaugural 2014 Russian Grand Prix held in Sochi. The country has also hosted the World Touring Car Championship and DTM at other, purpose built, facilities since 2013.
Formula E HistoryEdit
Moscow was a late addition to the calendar during the inaugural 2014/15 Formula E Season, set to be held on the sixth of June. Moscow's inclusion in the Formula E calendar follows the FIA's decision to hold a Grand Prix in Sochi in 2014 as part of the Formula One Championship. After a successful debut, which saw Nelson Piquet Jr. claim victory, Moscow was included on the 2015/16 season calendar, only to be cancelled late in the season after disputes over using the roads in the Russian capital.
A 2.39km (1.49mi) circuit awaits the drivers, containing thirteen turns in an anti-clockwise direction. The start/finish straight runs along the bank of the Moskva river, with the first corner a tight right hand turn towards Staraya Square which the circuit runs around. The circuit then heads towards Red Square and the Kremlin, with a tight chicane followed by a sweeping curve, double hairpin and final 90 degree right hander.
A full list of records for the Moscow ePrix is outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Moscow:
|Moscow ePrix Winners List|
|2014/15||2015 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix||Kremlin Circuit||6th June 2015||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Report|
|2015/16||2016 FIA Formula E Moscow ePrix||Kremlin Circuit||4th June 2016||Cancelled||Report|
Kremlin Circuit RecordsEdit
Formula E's visit to the Russian capital in early June 2015 saw all of the current circuit records set:
- Qualifying Record: 1:09.429 - Jean-Eric Vergne (2015 Moscow ePrix)
- Lap Record: 1:11.679 - Sébastien Buemi (2015)
- Most Poles: Jean-Eric Vergne (1)
- Most Wins: Nelson Piquet, Jr. (1)
Videos and Images:
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 'Formula-e to race in Moscow', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/02/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/february/formula-e-to-race-in-moscow.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 'Moscow Circuit', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar/2015-moscow/moscow-circuit.aspx, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 'Moscow', wikipedia.org, (23/04/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow, (Accessed 25/04/2015)
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